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Windows Tricks You Must Know – Windows Customization

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Windows Tricks You Must Know – Windows Customization

Windows operating is the most widely used operating system in the world. Almost all computers in world runs on this operating system.  Whenever you start a windows computer same blue colour screen comes with same old booting animation, same login screen and when windows opens the same Start ORB button and same dull coloured files and folder icons . Isn’t it boring to see the same old thing every time you open your computer. How  good it would  if  you are able to control your computer like you always wanted and customize it to your advantage. Yes it is possible to do so. Every windows computer has something called Windows Registry which is a hierarchical database that stores information, setting , windows configuration and much more for the Microsoft Windows operating system and for applications that opt to use the Registry. You can read more about windows registry from Wikipedia.

So before we start customizing windows it is necessary to backup the windows registry in case something goes wrong we will be able restore our computer. Be very careful while playing with the windows registry as it is a lifeline of windows any damage to it will damage your computer.

Steps to backup windows registry

  1.  Right click on Computer and click on Properties.
  2.  Click on System Protection.
  3.  Press the create button and windows will create a restore point.

First five tricks is not based on Windows registry and can work in windows 8 or higher also.

1 – Changing logon screen.

You can change the logon screen by downloading an app called Windows 7 Logon Background Changer.

Install the application and you are good to go. The application is GUI and easy to use.

2 – Changing boot animation

Download an application called Windows 7 boot Updater and custom animation of your choice just select the animation.

Load the boot animation and preview it if you are satisfied with it click the Apply button.

3 – Changing folders icon colours

Download and install an application called Folder Maker Pro.

Just select the folder you want to edit and right click over it and select mark folder and select colour you want .

Refresh the folder, now the colour has been changed.

4 – Adding multiple tabs like chrome in Windows Explorer.

Download and install and application called clover.

You don’t need to do anything just install it will automatically add tabs.

5 – Activate GodMode in Windows

GodMode is nothing but a type of folder which contains all the required  setting in one place. You can give any name you want. To activate GodMode in windows  just follow the follow the given steps.

  1.  Create a new folder any where.
  2. Type the name you want, after the name type the following code.

Name.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

Note- Dot after the name is necessary.

 6 – Disable right click in windows.

  1. Open windows registry by typing regidit.exe in Run.
  2.  Open this – HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>Software>Microsoft>Windows>CurrentVersion>Policies>Explorer .
  3.  In the right pane create new DWORD value named NoViewContextMenu and set its value to 1 to disable right click and 0 to enable it.

7 – Change name of the computer.

  1.  Open windows registry by typing regidit.exe in Run.
  2.  Open this – HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>Software>Microsoft>WindowsNT>CurrrentVersion
  3.  In the right pane look for Registered Owner and Registered Organization double click them to change the values.

8 –  Display legal notice at startup.

This trick is my personal favorite as it is very cool and easy to do. You can display legal notice  at the startup. Isn’t it amazing. You can warn someone who tries to access your computer without your permission. Follow the given steps to do so….

  1. Open windows registry.
  2.  Open this – HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>Software>Microsoft>Windows>CurrentVersion>Policies>System.
  3.  In the right pane double click on legalnoticecaption and legalnoticetext and write the notice you want to display.

9 – Change default installation directory.

Whenever  you install any program it generally gets installed in C drive. But it is possibele to change the default location. Follow the given steps to do so….

  1.  Open windows registry.
  2.  Open this – HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>Software>Microsoft>Windows>CurrentVersion.
  3.  Double click on ProgramFilesDir in the right pane and change the location.
  4. You need to restart the computer for the changes to take effect.

10 – Disable Control Panel.

  1. Open windows registry by typing regidit.exe in Run.
  2.  Open this – HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>Software>Microsoft>Windows>CurrentVersion>Policies>Explorer
  3.  In the right pane create new DWORD value named NoControlPanel and set its value to 1 to disable it and 0 to enable it.

Now if you try to open to control panel it will not open.

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Ayush Singh

A cyber enthusiast and a guy who loves to play games and have a good time with his friends!

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